Tagged Second Doctor

Reece Shearsmith cast as Patrick Troughton
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An Adventure in Space and Time “lovingly rendered” says Shearsmith

Mark Gatiss’ former League of Gentlemen colleague Reece Shearsmith has recently spoken of how impressed he was with An Adventure in Space and Time, the Doctor Who early years dramatisation in which he appears as Patrick Troughton. Speaking to Digital Spy, Shearsmith enthused: Unsurprisingly, Gatiss – who wrote and Executive Produced the drama that stars…

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039 The Ice Warriors

The Ice Warriors made their debut in 1967-68’s Season Five, often remembered by fans for its iconic monsters the Cybermen, the Yeti, and the eponymous Martians of Brian Hayles’s story. The season as a whole saw the shift away from the early series’ original, more educational remit becoming complete, as historical adventures like the preceding…

Yeti - feat
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038 The Abominable Snowmen

Alongside The Web of Fear, The Abominable Snowmen remains a popular story, but it’s gained a more important status thanks to the Great Intelligence cropping up again in The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John and The Name of the Doctor. From the being’s first ‘appearance,’ you can see the potential. It’s no wonder producer,…

Doctor Who classic: The Tomb of the Cybermen
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037 Tomb of the Cybermen

It’s brilliant! That’s for those of you who have neither the time nor inclination to read reviews in full, preferring to confirm your own assessment by reading only the first line. I’ll make the same exclamation at the end of this piece for those who find that the last line of reviews often offers a…

Jamie and Victoria encounter The Evil of the Daleks
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036 The Evil of the Daleks

Gatwick airport, 1966. The Doctor and Jamie have just said goodbye to Polly and Ben, only to have the TARDIS snatched away from them and driven off on the back of a lorry. A trail eventually leads them to the antiques shop specialising in Victoriana, which is run by one Edward Waterfield. Waterfield appears to…

The Moonbase 2
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Introducing: The Moonbase

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back at some of the pivotal tales of all of time and space, taking on one Doctor each month, running up to November – and An Unearthly Child… If it weren’t for The Moonbase, we might not have definitive tales like Tomb of the Cybermen, Earthshock…

Photo booth
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035 The Faceless Ones

There’s a line said by Polly in The Faceless Ones, her and Ben’s last serial, which particularly sticks in the mind: “You don’t think my friends will forget me like that, do you?” It’s a fair concern as the last companion to leave, Dodo, was kicked off stage quite unceremoniously in The War Machines (Polly…

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